Beefalo are produced by crossbreeding the American bison with other breeds of cattle. A full blood beefalo has 3/8 bison genetics and the other 5/8 of the genetics can come from any combination of other domestic cattle breeds such as angus, Hereford, limousine, etc. Beefalo is a combination of buffalo and other breeds of cattle, but combining isn't done by mixing them in a bowl, it is strictly by genetics. Meat from beefalo is very nutritious. It has more protein per serving than chicken, pork, or ordinary beef, but has less cholesterol and fat, particularly saturated fats. It also has fewer calories than regular beef. Beefalo can be used like "regular" beef. The same meat cuts are available and the same general recipes for beef dishes may be used. A handy rule of thumb being used by top chefs when preparing beefalo is to reduce the grilling, frying, or boiling time by a third due to having less fat.
Where can you purchase this heart healthy meat?
-Texas Township MI Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (June-August)
-Vicksburg MI Farmers Market on Fridays from 2:30 pm- 6:00 pm ( Mid May- September)
-Portage MI Farmers Market on Sundays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (May -October)
- Vicksburg MI at the Green's farm by appointment